Too Many Cooks. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have a confession. Every time a TV cook appears on film or in print my blood pressure rises like the Emperor Fountain at Chatsworth. It is quite simply baffling to me why anyone can find cooking on … Continue reading

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The Promenade des Anglais. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, A few years ago, I spent a couple of ill-advised weekends in Nice staying in a hotel on the Promenade des Anglais. The highlight of the trip was discovering the Plage Ruhl beach club on the P des … Continue reading

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Tantrums & Tiaras. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, Finally getting into the Christmas spirit thanks to the glorious gang known as The Tiara Club. The Tiara Club was formed when Sam ‘Lucas Rarities’ Loxton and his glamorous assistant Francesca invited Andrew Prince and I to lunch. … Continue reading

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Iconoclasm. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, An invitation to a gala performance of James Phillips’s play¬†McQueen¬†that transferred from the St. James’s to the Haymarket Theatre the other night in the company of Mrs T. As per, we tore a crab claw at Sheekey’s Oyster … Continue reading

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Books Etc. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I must have run the gamut of deadly sins in my time but one that I’ve finally conquered is envy. Being covetous of what others have is the road to Bedlam. Sometimes I find myself lusting after a … Continue reading

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